The Fonterra Agri-Business Programme is best suited to agri-business, agricommerce, agriscience, agriculture, environment, land, water and animal science students. Our broad and exciting Programme will see you experiencing the whole business in your first few months of starting.
As New Zealand’s largest company, Fonterra offers a huge range of opportunities in the Agri-Business sector. From connecting with our farmers in store or on the phone, to challenging your skills in project management and process improvement, meeting key stakeholders and working on activities that impact our business on a daily basis you’ll get exposure to it all. You’ll also have the opportunity to get experience within sales, agriculture, agronomy, store development, analytics and more. Opportunities will vary year-on-year depending on business needs but there’s always sure to be something that will create a unique learning experience.
Whilst we don’t have ‘standard placements’, our current graduates have undertaken 9-12 month placements with our field teams, our service centre, specialist sales teams and within our Fonterra owned farms. We work with you to match placements to business need and your preferences. To be eligible, you must be in your final year of study or recently graduated and have a valid and current NZ work visa.
When you start you’ll develop your skills and expertise through a series of practical placements and development opportunities across the business, both in the classroom and during practical assignments. You’ll also get the opportunity to network, learn from subject matter experts and develop the skills and knowledge that will give you a solid foundation to build your Agri-Business career. You’ll focus on building your understanding of the dairy industry through an induction and targeted learning. Once you complete the programme, we’ll support you to identify and transition into a role that best matches your specific skills, training and aspirations.
For you it’s an opportunity to be part of something local, and something big. So whether you want to cultivate a career close to home or see the world, with Fonterra Farm Source there’s plenty of scope for you to reach your full potential. This is really the place to Cultivate your Career!
Interviews for our graduate programme will take place in August. Depending on your location you may be required to travel for your interview.